Lemohai, life and lockdown

It’s been a pretty intense year for all of us, hasn’t it? Covidwise, we’ve been OK so far at our house but there was still the pervasive anxiety to deal with plus the precautions that the new situation requires. I hope you readers have not had too bad a time of things lately.

At our house, Covid came on top of a couple of other stalemates: the Brexit situation and our four-year legal dispute with my wife’s brother over their late mother’s estate. Still, at least I’ve been able to work from home a lot.

The combined effect of all these has been very intense and I’ve probably been depressed but I don’t want to take anything for it and keep hoping it will just lift. It hasn’t done yet and work on this site has been fitful and consisted more of revising things than adding them. The revisions are probably brought on by all the extra thinking time that lockdown affords me.

Anyway …

It’s now Spring 2021. Flowers are coming out and birds are battling for control of our garage roof once again as it gives a strategic overview of next-door’s bird-feeder. A lot of the UK population have now had their first dose of a vaccine and our legal dispute is entering its endgame (one way or another). The wheels are coming off Brexit nicely (IMHO).

So …

My mood is now lifting and I’m ready to implement some changes to this site. The design could do with a refresh and the combination of WordPress 2021 theme with the Options for 2021 plugin looks like the way to go. Other features will be similar to now but not quite. Don’t be surprised though if I switch from blue to teal.

I’ve been binge-watching YouTube videos on Artifexian and Biblaridion’s channels and think they have a lot to teach me, particularly on astronomy, so I will revise that at some point soon, too.

I’ve also been looking at ways to simplify the Mohai site scenario. Worldbuilding details and perhaps some language details will therefore change here and there over the next few months. I also want to encourage readers to focus and to move distracting links to the footer for the most part.

Look out then for another period of flux on here, but this one will be more considered than most and I hope it will lead to lasting improvements on the site.

By David Johnson

Conlanger, writer and activist.

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